AIA Lecturer/Host: Kathleen Lynch

Professor of Classics at the University of Cincinnati and a classical archaeologist with a focus on ancient Greek ceramics.

Kathleen Lynch, Professor of Classics at the University of Cincinnati, is a classical archaeologist with a focus on ancient Greek ceramics. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, and has worked on archaeological projects at sites in Greece (Athenian Agora, Olynthos, Corinth, Pylos), Turkey (Gordion, Troy), Italy (Morgantina), and Albania (Apollonia). Kathleen’s research considers what ancient ceramics can tell us about their use and users. Athenian figure decorated pottery from Athens is her specialty, and her book, The Symposium in Context (2011 ASCSA Publications), won the AIA’s 2013 James R. Wiseman Award for best publication in archaeology. It explores the kitchen cupboards of an Archaic Athenian house.

At Cincinnati, Kathleen teaches mythology, Greek and Roman archaeology, and graduate seminars on topics such as Pausanias, the 2nd century A.D. traveler; Greek iconography; and ancient art and art history. She has been a lecturer on the AIA’s national circuit for many years; is an AIA Academic Trustee and is on the AIA Annual Meeting Program Committee; and serves as the Treasurer for the AIA’s local Cincinnati Society. In her spare time she enjoys knitting. Kathleen has lectured to excellent reviews on five previous AIA-sponsored cruises.